bayesplot-package {bayesplot}R Documentation

bayesplot: Plotting for Bayesian Models

Description Stan Development Team

The bayesplot package provides a variety of ggplot2-based plotting functions for use after fitting Bayesian models (typically, though not exclusively, via Markov chain Monte Carlo). The package is designed not only to provide convenient functionality for users, but also a common set of functions that can be easily used by developers working on a variety of packages for Bayesian modeling, particularly (but not necessarily) packages powered by RStan (the R interface to Stan). Examples of packages that will soon (or already are) using bayesplot are rstan itself, as well as the rstan-dependent rstanarm and brms packages for applied regression modeling.

Plotting functionality

mcmc\_areas ppc\_hist ppc\_dens\_overlay

The plotting functions in bayesplot are organized into several modules:

In future releases modules will be added specifically for forecasting/out-of-sample prediction and other inference-related tasks.



Gabry, J. , Simpson, D. , Vehtari, A. , Betancourt, M. and Gelman, A. (2019), Visualization in Bayesian workflow. J. R. Stat. Soc. A, 182: 389-402. doi:10.1111/rssa.12378. (journal version, arXiv preprint, code on GitHub)

See Also

theme_default() for the default ggplot theme used by bayesplot and bayesplot_theme_set() to change it.

bayesplot-colors to set or view the color scheme used for plotting.

ggplot2::ggsave() for saving plots.


# A few quick examples (all of the functions have many examples
# on their individual help pages)

# MCMC plots
x <- example_mcmc_draws(params = 5)
mcmc_intervals(x, prob = 0.5)
mcmc_intervals(x, regex_pars = "beta")

mcmc_areas(x, regex_pars = "beta", prob = 0.8)

mcmc_trace(x, pars = c("alpha", "sigma"),
           facet_args = list(nrow = 2))

mcmc_scatter(x, pars = c("beta[1]", "sigma"),
             transformations = list(sigma = "log"))

# Graphical PPCs
y <- example_y_data()
yrep <- example_yrep_draws()
ppc_dens_overlay(y, yrep[1:50, ])

ppc_stat(y, yrep, stat = "median") + grid_lines()
ppc_hist(y, yrep[1:8, ])

[Package bayesplot version 1.8.1 Index]